Royal Collection

The Berkeley Prince

The Royal Collection, true to its name, features some of Backes & Strauss’ most sophisticated and regal timepieces. They lay bare the essence of Backes & Strauss craftsmanship at its finest and the results are testament to our master craftsmen’s skills. Inspired by the past and brought into the present, they testify to the company’s perennial commitment to elegance, style and luxury.

Specifications

Size

40 mm (limited edition of 5 pieces)

Case

18k White Gold (also available in Rose Gold) case invisibly set with 100 Baguette Cut diamonds - 8.132 carats

Dial

Dial invisibly set with 184 Baguette Cut diamonds - 10.20 carats

Hands

Sword-shaped Hands with superwhite Luminova

Crown

One Ideal Cut diamond "The Jewel in the Crown" - 0.12 carat

Movement

FM200 Mechanical movement with automatic wiring
38 Hours
Côtes de Genève, Hand chamfering, Blue screws

Display

Hours, Minutes and Seconds

Bracelet

Black Alligator leather strap

Buckle

18k White Gold deployment buckle
30 meters

Total carats

265 Baguette Cut and Ideal Cut diamonds - 18.45 carats

Reference

Berkeley.Prince.40

Backes & Strauss
Baguette Cut Diamonds

The Baguette Cut is named due to its long rectangular shape after the French word ‘baguette’. This cut came out of the Art Deco movement of the 1920’s and 30’s, its geometric form widely popularised by the design and architecture of the period.

Unlike round diamonds, the shape of the Baguette allows them to be set side-by-side without gaps. The effect of this unbroken display of diamonds creates the startlingly beautiful invisible setting.